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Mass grave of babies and children found at Tuam care home in Ireland | World news | The Guardian

I’m not fucking around - reblog this. As we march the streets, demanding bodily autonomy and access to reproductive rights, for our lives to be valued as more than a vessel for carrying children, we are met by arguments proclaiming the preciousness of life, how we’re murderers, how we are trying to play God.

Our bodies are policed by the Catholic Church, in which these arguments are echoed and used as a weapon against us in legislation. We are condemned for getting abortions, even in the most dire of circumstances. It is against Catholic values, and downright immoral, in the eyes of the church.

As news broke today of 796 human child remains, ranging from 35 weeks to 3 years old, dumped into the ground and in septic tanks by the Bons Secours order in the Tuam Mother and Baby home, it seems like a slap in the face. The same people that impede our human rights by waving the morality flag in our faces and willing us to ‘love them both’, have long exercised a horrendous practice of taking woman from their families, god forbid they fall pregnant in the wrong circumstances, abusing them behind closed doors, and taking their babies off them for good. What they did with those babies, as we’ve seen today, seems a hell of a lot more immoral than a person seeking safe abortion of their own accord, and for their own reasons.

DO NOT sleep on this. We can’t afford to ignore yet another scandal the Catholic Church have tried and failed to cover up. They protest in favour of life, unless that life falls outside of their standards.

In a country, where the national broadcaster has the gall to air the angelus before the 6 o'clock news while a story like this is breaking, and then not make the SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX HUMAN CHILD REMAINS the lead story, yet condemns ME for looking for reproductive rights and not cherishing every life? I can’t sit by and watch the world not realise what is going on in Ireland.

Please, for goodness sake, reblog this. Be aware of this. We can’t let this go on any longer. Read this story, be aware of what the magdalene laundries and the mother and baby homes did to these people under the guise of the Catholic Church.

Stand in solidarity with the people of Ireland on March 8th. This story broke at a pivotal point in the fight for reproductive rights, and we have to look at the people who want to shut it down and see the Church for the immoral scumbags they truly are.

the slytherin common room is like a palace. the students hold court there, discuss schemes and ambitions and scandals, at home in such a regal setting yet always with a slight edge stemming from the awareness that outside these walls–outside this dignified, fierce, protective slytherin family–there is an ugly, real, vicious world waiting to tear them apart. but no fear; the slytherins will be there with their experience and cunning honed in their very own fortress to glide through the storm, calm and cool and untouched. these students love each other boundlessly, and this is where they prepare each other for the road ahead.

if the slytherins have a palace, then the hufflepuff common room is like a cozy cottage. somehow, the cushions are fluffier, the fireplace warmer, the sofas squishier, and the atmosphere homier than anywhere else the puffs have ever been. they readily welcome all, the ambience of the room bright and cheery and open. you can feel the love and support in that room–the frankness different from the slytherins’ to be sure–not better or worse, just different with its in-your-face bounce. the hufflepuff common room is shelter in a storm, a reprieve from an exhausting journey, a re-charging station brimming with smuggled food and unending comfort. 

the ravenclaw common room is like a roman atrium, open, airy, and embracing the sky with all its endless possibilities. it is florence blooming during its renaissance, chock filled with creativity, knowledge, and curiosity, the high turrets mirroring the soaring dreams of the students. here they study, work, and review, but also paint, sing, debate, and experiment. the ravens have no limits, no judgment or boundaries, only acceptance and empathy in shared thirst for wisdom. competition for grades is fierce to be sure, but personal ambition never impedes camaraderie and mutual discovery. books are swapped, new portraits revealed, and essays edited by peers. the ravenclaw room nurtures, growing curiosities, sparking new interests, encouraging deeper understanding.

the gryffindor common room is like an artist’s loft, overflowing with windows and half finished paintings and heart. gryffindors do not hide, or don identities or masks or veils; they are just as transparent and candid and true to themselves inside the tower and out. these lions are brave enough to care, and their ferocious love pervades their home base. like the slytherins, they know the true battle never ends; for the gryffindors, there will always be more justice to pursue, more weak to protect, more fights to be won. red is fierce, fiery, bold, burning bright and everlasting, the color of vanquished enemies and flowing sunrises and sunsets. this gallery holds a striking portrait of courage, of opening up to the possibility of wounds willingly, an arsenal of strength for the brutal, pounding battle ahead.

and the great hall–why, the great hall is where all these stunning qualities meet, in a glorious clash of colors, vibrant and unforgettable, melding together to form a place of unity, a haven for all–hogwarts.

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“Somehow none of it seems to matter when we’re in Dublin. Class and all that just fades away. I’m Mrs Branson and we get on with our lives like millions of others.”

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If you were younger than 10 in 2003, or you weren’t born yet, you may not realize how scandalous and iconic it was when Britney Spears kissed Madonna onstage at the 2003 MTV VMAs.

It was sexy, scandalous, and took the pop culture world by storm.

By 2003, Madonna’s peak era of fame had certainly passed, but she still reigned as the Queen of Pop Divas.

Britney and Christina were the younger newcomers, though by 2003, both had already established their careers.

Women kissing each other on stage was a big deal back then. While people weren’t necessarily super-homophobic, LBGTQ acceptance hadn’t made nearly as much progress as it has today.

Furthermore, Britney and Christina weren’t afraid to be sexy and provocative. This drew a good deal of criticism at the time from pearl-clutching conservative soccer moms and such.

anonymous asked:

please DO elaborate...... 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

From my tododeku hc post:

they’re soft and sweet in their first year, ridiculously hot and heavy in their second, and by third year, they are down right steady and known across UA as being “the strongest powercouple of the generation” (it is kind of embarrassing when people say that but they secretly love it)

Ok, so what I mean by all this is as follows:

First year: In my mind, they wouldn’t start actually dating till their first year is nearly over but ANYWAYS, when they do start dating, it’s really little things like ice cream dates after school. It’s hooking pinkys underneath the lunch table when they sit next to each other and blushing about it. It’s soft hand kisses when they part ways after school to walk home. It’s coming home with the dreamy-ist smiles on their faces. It’s the way todoroki blushes slightly and smiling softly when he talks to Momo about how his date with Deku was. It’s the way Deku’s face lights up when he talks about Todoroki to Iida and Uraraka. It’s holding hands when they think nobody can see. It’s when one catches the other staring at them from across the classroom and they both blush like crazy, Deku hiding his face in his hands. You know, pure and wholesome shit like that

Second year: At this point, they are way comfortable in their relationship and it’s less fluttery nerves and more hormone driven want. I’m basically working off the “horny high school boys” trope bc im so weak for that but you know how it goes. It just starts with them being more open about the fact that their dating and so they’re less nervous about PDA. They hold hands A LOT. They’ll hang off of each other (cue the “Todoroki holding deku by the hips” headcanon). One day in homeroom, they not-so-subtly end up sitting next to each  other even though they know they have assigned seats. Aizawa comes in and looks over the class like he does and he doesn’t say anything but he’s rolling his eyes. So, as you can imagine, this all develops into them being way more touchy than last year. Everyone can tell. Deku brings Todoroki home to meet his mom and have dinner (Deku’s mom is thrilled her son is so happy but that’s all matters for a different post).

 Their kisses evolve to the point where they’re getting at some deeper feeling than before and all they want to do is explore that feeling. Because it feels damn good. So before you know it, they’re stumbling into homeroom a few minutes late with ruffled hair and red faces bc yeah maybe they were making out behind a building and lost track of time, ok? They do stop being late for class but there’s rarely a moment after class that their hands aren’t all over each other.

There’s also the matter of the rival tension that’s inevitably between them. At first Deku is terrified that it’ll wreck their relationship but it sort of does the opposite… they figure out that it’s kind of a turn on…. Cue the sports festival and an avalanche of sexual tension. The entirety of both classes A and B end up having to oggle at it for the whole event because it’s very rare that they are put on the same teams. At nearly every break between events and such, Todoroki has Deku up against a wall kissing him crazy, the adrenaline of the games mixing with the hormonal haze that drives them together like magnets. He does have to let Deku be though as the one on one fights start because he knows how much Deku likes to take analysis notes. Without speculating on year 2 sports festival results, I think I’ll leave this here ^^ 

So, the year rolls on. There’s probably a class trip that’s at least semi-relaxing, maybe?? things get steamy ofc wtf else are class tips for.

 Terushima and other classmates start prying with little shame, asking if they’ve done it yet, had sex. Deku is slightly scandalized. Todoroki just rolls his eyes. Neither of them say so, but yes they have done the deed but just once, at Todoroki’s house one weekend when no one was home. They were under the guise of a train/study weekend, which wasn’t a lie… they just happened to also have sex as well…

so yeah, you get the gist of 2nd year ;)

Third year: By now, most of UA knows they’re boyfriends. At the very least they know that if you get pitted against either one of them for whatever reason, You’re probably fucked and if you were to go against them as a pair, well, you’re really fucked. They’re dead serious about their hero careers. They’re also dead serious about each other. Freshman and their own classmates alike look up to them as #relationshipgoals

They are way less distracted by each other than the previous year, buckling down on studying and training and more studying. They’re still stupidly in love, obviously but it isn’t all shiny, new urges so it’s less “oh my god what is this feeling?? i want more of it right now” and more “God, I can’t wait till this training exercise is over so I can flirt with my boyfriend”

Oh also, they LIVE for bragging about each other, ok. Even to people they already know like, I can imagine Deku getting first place in the sports festival that year and Todoroki doesn’t shut up about it for weeks. Class A turns into that meme of “I love–” “Yes, we know, you love Deku. You are in love with Izuku Midoriya who won the third year Sports Festival competition. you love him, Deku, the next symbol of peace among humanity, we get it…” and it’s beautiful. Deku is the exact same way, btw. Basically I see them walking though halls, holding hands and standing tall and everyone’s heads turn to watch them as they go by :’)

This post is almost 1k words so if you read all of it, i love u. let me know what u think

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U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles and takes questions from reporters at the District of Colombia federal courthouse on January 26, 1996.

Hillary was ordered to appear before the federal grand jury to testify about her role in the failed Whitewater land deal.

It was the first time in American history that the wife of a U.S. President testified before a grand jury.

Neither Bill Clinton nor Hillary were ever prosecuted, after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them with the criminal conduct of others related to the land deal. Yet another Republican manufactured fake Clinton “scandal.”

As usual, Hillary showed up with a smile on her face. Looking fabulous.

Hillary has never been afraid of confronting her critics head-on. Just as she destroyed Trump in all three debates, or the 11-hour Benghazi testimony, Hillary excels under pressure and makes her critics look foolish.

No one has ever been better prepared or as equipped to take on the Republicans than Hillary. She’s been doing it for years. Unfortunately, after so many fake “scandals,” Hillary’s image has been damaged. Which was the entire point of these fake scandals – even if Hillary isn’t guilty, we can still accuse her of corruption and plant seeds of doubt. But rather than viewing the Republicans as the corrupt ones, manufacturing fake Clinton scandals and wasting tax-payer money, many Americans drank the Clinton hate kool-aid (even progressives).

Though Hillary still won the popular vote by 3 million, Republicans weren’t the only ones afraid of a Hillary Presidency. Putin also knew of Hillary’s intelligence, ruthlessness, and effectiveness from her time as Secretary of State. Putin believed Hillary would be stronger and far more aggressive than Obama. So in the end, Russia and Republican FBI Director James Comey stole the election from the majority of Americans.

But we should all take the time to appreciate this moment in history. Hillary has never been afraid to put her critics in their place. Including the media.

Sadly, instead of recognizing how epic all of this is, many Americans decided to vilify a woman of such stature. How unfortunate that sexism is still so alive in our culture. But seriously – what other human has had such resilience in the face of such fierce opposition?

I wish there were more HD photos of Hillary in-front of those microphones. No one has the composure Hillary possesses. No one is as calm or as articulate under pressure as Hillary is. A truly brilliant woman. But it’s no surprise Middle America and young progressives just never got it.

Jimin Scenario: Earned It.

Request: I’M SO HAPPY REQUESTS ARE OPEN! I have a Jimin scenario request when y/n is an idol and she does a a special dance stage with J-Hope(like slow dancing) and Jimin gets very jealous and y/n tries to calm him down because there is nothing going on between J-Hope and her. Btw, Jimin and y/n are dating! Thank you! ♥

Genre: Romance / Drama.


-So… have you told Jimin?- Hoseok asked when you two were taking a break from the dance practice which you did at your company’s facility and not in Big Hit.

-Ugh, stop making it sound like we are having an affair- you laughed after making a disgusted face at Hoseok who looked offended for a few seconds and then laughed as well. -You are like my brother or something-

-You are the gross one thinking about affairs, I’m just being a good friend, and believe me, I know Jimin, he’d would…-

You sighed. -I know what Jimin would do, but this time he’d have to calm down and just accept that I’m dancing with another guy, it’s just work-

Hoseok sighed. -You want me to tell him?-

-What? No! Oh god, he’d be here all the time, he’d try to find a way to stop the performance all together and that can’t happen, I need this, ok? It’s the first time they offered me doing a special stage like this, so I want to do it-

Hoseok stared at you and then exhaled in resignation. -I think we should just tell him, this choreo is after all a bit…- 

You bit your lip thinking about it, the choreography was really sexy, there were parts of the song where you danced alone but for most of it you two had to do it together and the physical contact would be a lot to say the least. 

Being idols Jimin and you knew that things like this could happen, on both sides you were conscious that maybe one day you would be doing something not that innocent with another person for the performance’s sake, but you also knew your boyfriend and how he hated guys touching you too much, so you could guess how he was going to react when he saw you with one of his best friends.

Hoseok was picked for this by the producer, you two had tried to change so it was Jimin instead of the rapper, but the staff told you that it was impossible since they wanted specifically Hoseok on the stage.

-I know you don’t want to create trouble between you, but this dance is important to me-

-And you don’t think he’d understand if you explain it? He’s a nice guy our Jiminie, if explained nicely he’d understand-

-Well, I will just tell him that we are doing a special stage and nothing else, so even if he insists you can’t tell him what we are dancing-

Hoseok scratched the back of his head looking uncomfortable. -I feel like a bad friend-

You arched a brow. -Have you forgotten about the song we are going to perform? Besides you are a great friend, don’t say that-

-Oh fuck it, he’d set a scandal before he let us dance that- Hoseok said sighing yet again. -This performance better end up good, and I hope this ends in BTS and you twice popular than before and not in me being punched in the face by my dongsaeng-

You bumped fists as you laughed at that. -He wouldn’t do that, I think-

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>> I didn’t choose you. I just took one look at you, and then- There was just no turning back.

>> Some people cross your path and change your whole direction.

>> When I saw you I fell in [word redacted]. And you smiled because you knew.

January 4, 2017

Ruh-roh! Despite assertions that the Trump team had no idea Flynn was more foreign than a guy in a Speedo on the beach, word is that they had been given plenty of advanced warning. It was Flynn himself who told White House lawyer Donald McGahn that he was being investigated for being a shady foreign agent and taking boatloads of sweet, sweet Turkish money.

January 10, 2017

Despite basically saying “Don’t hire me, I’m going to fuck this up,” Flynn is hired and promptly sets about fucking this up. On January 10th, Flynn decides that the Obama administration’s plans to work with Syrian Kurdish forces to fight ISIS by taking the city of Raqqa is crap. Trump is still 10 days from being president, but the Obama officials need his team to sign off on it. Flynn says no, delaying the operation and also supporting the position of Turkey, which is opposed to U.S. forces teaming with Syrian Kurds. Oh, also Turkey had paid Flynn $500,000 previously for his secret lobbyist job.

January 20, 2017

Intelligence officials warn Israel not to share sensitive info with Trump because it might get back to the Russians. Ha ha ha! Isn’t that silly? How would info get from the president to the Russians? If this was a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, we’d ask you to move to May 10th, but it’s not, so don’t skip ahead yet!

A Simple Explanation Of Trump’s Russia Scandal

anonymous asked:

Is nobody gonna talk about Jikook being roomates? Because i wanna talk about it !

UM. I WILL.

I’VE BEEN ITCHING TO SPAZ ABOUT THIS.

*ahem* I just think it’s kind of funny: Jungkook really wanted his own room since December 2015 (Christmas V Live) and when he did everyone was so happy for him like “OMG. Jungkook finally got his solo room like he wished ToT Cute maknae whatever whatever”…

…and then fast forward to that other V Live (I forget what the title was) and then all of you sudden you find out Jungkook’s been going to Jimin and JHope’s room every night anyways (quote Jimin’s “STOP COMING TO OUR ROOM. YOU’RE SO ANNOYING”) and we’re like ??? lol k. what happened to wanting to your own room? 

(this is not yet mentioning the jikook cuddling in bed saga/scandal that I vaguely remember at this point)

And now he’s officially their honorary roommate? There is a possibly that they’re just saying that it’s the J-Room to coincide with their performances but still… Where does he sleep? Why is he there? What happened to his earlier resolve of “I want my own room” and now he’s in a room with two other people? 

Realistically, it’s probably because Jimin and Hoseok are his favourite hyungs, so that’s why he chills there on a nightly basis ehe.

but I has more questions: Why does Jungkook not know the colour of the room despite being there so much? Does he only come at night or something (lmao)? Is there something…more distracting perhaps?

DOES IT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS ALL-NIGHTER BUDDY HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?

I’m just saying, for someone who claims to be super introverted and needs time alone to refresh (as all introverts are), there must be something (SOMEONE) keeping him there… ;)

Slowly, Softly

For the wonderful @overdrivels, this is so late I’m so sorry, but enjoy!


Undercover was not Hanzo’s strength.  He was used to remaining completely hidden in the shadows, then striking when the time was right.  So the idea of purposefully exposing yourself, trying to be noticed and seen was utterly foreign to him.  Unfortunately, he was the only one with the background knowledge and culture to fit the role.  You were selected because you knew the language and picked up on foreign cultures with astonishing ease.  Your cover was a married couple, and although it was awkward at first, you and Hanzo adjusted to it and slipped into the roles quite comfortably.  Before this, Hanzo didn’t really know you, other than a face in some of the briefings that required more hiding in plain sight than simple hiding.  Now he knew more about you than any other agent he’d met, save his brother (although actually, he might just know you better than he knew Genji).  

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I hope she includes these key points:

Hillary already made it to the White House with Bill twice. The Clintons are two-time winners that left us a surplus and a booming economy. Clinton balanced the budget 4 times because he was a great negotiator. Hillary helped create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and was instrumental in all of Bill’s policy decisions. 

The Clintons will always be political icons and legends. Two-time winners that won the popular vote for a 3rd straight time. Thanks for leaving our country in great shape! The 1990s were great. Wish we could have continued our progress with Al Gore. But unfortunately in America we usually switch parties every 8 years no matter what. Think where we would be on global warming if Gore had won after Clinton. But I guess progressives always love screwing us? 

Nothing Hillary did with her e-mail server was illegal. Republicans have been creating fake Clinton scandals for decades. It’s a clever tactic. Yet Hillary was triumphant and destroyed the false Benghaiz witch-hunt during her 11-hour testimony.

The Clinton Foundation provides HIV/AIDS medicine to 11.5 million people, none of the “pay-to-play” has ever been proven (it’s all speculation), and the Uranium Deal is correlated with donations to the Clinton Foundation but not proven to be the causation of the donations. Again – pay-to-play has never been proven (unlike the Trump Foundation that is, in-fact, guilty of pay-to play). And none of the e-mails were classified at the time they were sent and none were sent directly by Hillary herself (that’s why the FBI ultimately dropped the case). 

Hillary beat Trump by 3 million votes and beat Bernie by 4 million votes. 7 million more total votes for Hillary. The last two Republican Presidents lost the popular vote – Bush and Trump. Democrats are the majority. Have been since 1992. Trump was right – the electoral college *IS* a rigged system. Republicans can never win the popular vote. Sad! 

Yet despite Bernie mania demonizing Hillary for playing the game and winning (Nader 2.0), suffering highly personal attacks from Trump, sexism, fake Benghazi and e-mail “scandals,” the racist Obama backlash, the trend of one party only staying in power for 8 years at a time, Brexit, and Russia targeting Middle America with “fake news,” Hillary was riding high in the polling after 3 debate dominations. Then Comey re-opened the Clinton e-mail case right at the last minute.   

The re-opening of the e-mail case came after the Trump Access Hollywood tape, switching the headlines from negative Trump headlines to negative Clinton headlines. The re-opening of the e-mail case caused many voters that were inclined to vote for Hillary to just not vote. It depressed her turnout. So did the fact that everyone thought she was going to win. Many assumed Hillary would win and didn’t vote. Were they totally wrong in their assumption? No. Why? Because Hillary won by 3 million votes. Sadly, the more caucasian swing states screwed us yet again. Just like a far-left opponent did (Nader & Bernie). Gore faced many of the same “progressive” attacks Hillary did. Sad people don’t understand history ;( 

Despite everything Hillary was polling high at the very end due to the debates. But Comey screwed her at the last minute. 

Middle America blew it big-time. Thank god I’m a member of the 3 million majority. 

Cuddles

Your first time should be romantic, not jacking Taeyong at nine at night or fucking on the couch in your apartment.

Anon said: Okay so I’m a totally different anon, but I saw that other anon’s request that was kinda confusing, and, not to steal their request, but can I request a Taeyong imagine when you’re making out with Taeyong and it’s the first time he’s really horny and wants to do it? I think that’s what the previous anon was trying to request anyway, and if so they are a genius bc that imagine sounds too 🔥🔥🔥 I totally love your writing btw, and I can’t wait for more people to request stuff from you ❤

I can guarantee this is not what you wanted, because i’m guessing you probably wanted smut but for some reason it… didn’t go there. i apologize i hope you still like it though <3

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